May 2014 Graduation Approaches


Any NMU student who plans on walking at graduation, get ready by buying your cap and gown and prompt your family to book a hotel reservation. Northern's commencement ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 in the NMU Superior Dome. No tickets are required to attend.

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May 2014 Graduation
  • The commencement ceremony is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 in the Superior Dome.
  • Students participating in the ceremony must arrive at the Vandament Arena by 9:30 a.m.
Find lodging ahead of time

grad ceremonyFriends and family of graduates should look for lodging in Marquette before graduation weekend to ensure a place to stay in the area. To find a list of hotels in the area, visit the Marquette County website.

Cap and Gown

Order your cap and gown at the NMU Bookstore before March 8 to receive a $5 discount and to ensure you will receive your cap and gown on time. After the deadline, regular prices go into effect. More details here.

Ceremony Live on TV, Internet


The America One/B2 Networks streams NMU commencement ceremonies live via the Internet, in high definition, free of charge. To access the link to the live stream, click  here.

Family and friends who live in the Upper Peninsula could watch the ceremony on WNMU-TV, which is found on Channel 13 in most of the broadcast area.